Upon successful completion of the course, students will reach C1+ level. On successful completion of this course a student will be able to:
1) communicate fluently, accurately and appropriately in the target language;
2) use language flexibly and effectively for academic and professional purposes and produce clear, well-structured, detailed text and oral presentations on complex subjects;
3) review, evaluate and process information from a variety of sources (newspapers, audiovisual and electronic sources);
4) work autonomously, evidenced by self-direction, self-discipline, and time management.
Lectures, seminars, students' presentations, progress tests.
“Language in Use and Oral Presentation Skills” (3 CFU)/ “Standard language and language standards: Language, Media and Society” (6 CFU)
“Language in Use and Oral Presentation Skills” (3 CFU):
K. Gude, M. Duckworth, L. Rogers, Cambridge English Proficiency Masterclass. Student’s Book with Online Skills & Language Practice, Oxford, Oxford University Press, New Edition, 2012;
J. Swales, & M. Feak, Academic Writing for Graduate Students, 3rd Edition: Essential Tasks and Skills, University of Michigan Press/ELT, 2012 ;
E. de Chazal & Julie Moore, Oxford EAP. A Course in English for Academic Purposes. Advanced/C1, Oxford, Oxford University Press.
“Standard language and language standards: Language, Media and Society” (6 CFU):
A. Mooney et al. (eds), Language, Society & Power. An Introduction, London / New York: Routledge, 1999 (selected chapters);
James Milroy/Lesley Milroy, Authority in Language. Investigating Language Prescription and Standardisation, London and New York, Routledge, 2002 (selected chapters);
Tony Bex / Richard J. Watts, Standard English. The Widening Debate, London / New York: Routledge, 1999 (selected chapters);
K. Lunby, Mediatization: Concept, Changes; Consequences, Bern, Peter Lang, 2009 (selected chapters);
A. Curzan, Fixing English. Prescriptivism and Language History, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2014 (selected chapters).